It is time again for another gorgeous #frapalymo. If you never have heard of it, my words from this year’s May #frapalymo will explain it:
“…#frapalymo stands for “Frau Paulchen’s Lyrik Monat” and means “Mrs Paulchens Poetry Month”. @FrauPaulchen is a wonderful German poetess who started #frapalymo 4 years ago in the style of the English “Poetry Month” which is in April (or NaPoWriMo). However, she did not know about both “Poetry Months” then. It was rather a poetic answer to #NaNoWriMo as she started it in November. Her idea was to do something like NaNo just with poetry and it runs ever since.
For many years, I have either taken part with my English poems or even translated @FrauPaulchen’s prompts because I think it would be great to have it in English too. I suspect though it does not really “jump” over because most English speaking/writing poets take part in “Poetry Month” in April or #NaPoWriMo in October.” (I’ve added #NaPoWriMo this time that was not in the original text).
Last May though it has “jumped over” and Mariela Nortina and Helen Espinosa have taken part. So, of course, in November 2015 I will translate @FrauPaulchen’s posts again and will also write a poem or two. This time, the translations won’t only be on one of my blogs. According to my blogging schedule, I will post them on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays here and on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays on “Fooling Around With Bee” (this blog does not exist anymore and all posts are here on this one once I have added them). Sundays it will do it either here or on the other blog. And the poems will appear on the other blog respectively.
But enough explanation. Let’s see what @FrauPaulchen has to offer us:
(you can find the original German post here)
“welcome to the 9th #frapalymo or: mrs paulchens poetry month. our motto: 30 days, 30 poems, no excuses!
if you are new: welcome! and if you take part again: welcome too! i am happy about anyone who verses with us or reads our poems and wish us a month full of prompts and inspiration and with touching, moving and banal texts. all this may be as there will be one or two text flows as well as one or two text stops.
i will post a prompt every evening for the next day. that may be questions, quotes, tweets, art comprehensive, word beauties or or or. how close or far you stay with the prompt is up to you.
the prompt for november 1st is: “from bird eye view”. circle a little while above everything, before you get caught in a macro image. what do you discover when you are detached? how far does the view go and when do you lose sight? i am curious which texts you will bring back from your flight (or maybe just from standing up a ladder…).
and the small print: please let me know via email or twitter if you take part. then i can post the link to your blog/poem on twitter. or post the link in the comments under the daily prompt post on my blog. hashtag for twitter is #frapalymo and I am @FrauPaulchen.”
You can find my poem here: English #frapalymo in November 15
Suggestions for taking part with an English poem in #frapalymo
1. read translation of @FrauPaulchen’s prompt on either of Bee’s blogs (The Bee Writes… and Fooling Around with Bee)
2. write your English (German if you can/want to) poem on your blog and tag it with “English #frapalymo”
3. use the “English #frapalymo” picture if you want to
4. set a link to the translated prompt here on Bee’s blog
5. visit other links posted here and if you want to/can those posted with the hashtag #fapalymo on Twitter
6. The Bee will post your link to the German #frapalymo and translate for you if you want to